We had a wonderful run of our children's show Circle Cycle! Now we prepare for some touring, teaching, and choreographing. If you missed the show you can catch our next home show the Alwin Nikolais Centennial April 21-23, 2011. Today is a day off for us which is much needed because last week was so exhausting! It's a good exhaustion though! I wanted to post a few salads I've made recently that can be filling main dish meals or great side salads. For the squash salad I saved time by using pre-cut and chopped butternut squash from Costco. I did make my own pomegranate molasses because I couldn't find any locally. You can buy it online at The Spice House.
The scallop salad is really easy and quick! I used frozen wild caught scallops, also from Costco! The vinaigrette is so delicious that I made a big batch of it to use for my other salads. The roasted walnut oil mixed with the honey is so yummy! I put the individual dressing recipe here too in case you just want a healthy and fast salad dressing recipe! I'll be back soon with Truffle Recipe #2 and also another special discovery I just made!! Ciao
Winter Salad with Roasted Squash and Pomegranate Vinaigrette
*adapted slightly from Eating Well
SQUASH AND SALAD:
NOTE: Make your own Pomegranate Molasses. Simmer 4 cups pomegranate juice, uncovered, in a medium nonreactive saucepan over medium heat until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 45 to 50 minutes. (Do not let the syrup reduce too much or it will darken and become very sticky.) Makes about 1/2 cup. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 months.